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Baltasar Gracián

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Baltasar Gracián

Baltasar Gracián y Morales, SJ (8 January 1601 - 6 December 1658), formerly Anglicized as Baltazar Gracian, was a Spanish Jesuit and baroque prose writer and philosopher. He was born in Belmonte, near Calatayud (Aragon). His proto-existentialist writings were lauded by Nietzsche and Schopenhauer.

Monday Dec 2, 2019

Baltasar Gracián: Advice

Advice is sometimes transmitted more successfully through a joke than grave teaching.

Thursday Jun 21, 2018

Baltasar Gracian: Your story

The only thing keeping you from getting what you want is the story you keep telling yourself about why you can't have it.

Friday Apr 3, 2015

Baltasar Gracian: Listen!

Know or listen to those who know.